Rotem Avneri Meir
University of Helsinki

Dr. Rotem Avneri Meir is a Visiting Fellow in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Classics at Harvard University, and a Doctoral Researcher at the Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE) at the University of Helsinki, where he is writing his dissertation “The Rise of the Hasmonean Dynasty on the Margins of the Seleucid Empire.” Avneri Meir’s research centers on the social history of Hellenistic Judea and and his dissertation examines the establishment of Hasmonean dynastic rule through its brokerage with the Seleucid empire in Judea and the responses to these processes within contemporary Jewish society more broadly. He holds a B.A. in History and Philosophy and an M.A. in Ancient History, both from Tel Aviv University. In 2019 he was awarded the European Association of Biblical Studies’ student prize for excellence in Biblical Studies. His article “Plotting Antiochus’s Death: The Book of Daniel on the End of Seleucid Rule” recently appeared in Vetus Testamentum. He has forthcoming publications in the Journal of Ancient Judaism, and several collective volumes.

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February 25, 2024

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